Or move into the cabin, give Tiffany the house, and let her move in all of her friends. They can then turn those vast lawns into a farm and become a happy commune. The people I know least impacted by the pandemifc are the folks in communes.
All at once?
I like the awkward look on TJ’s face in the last panel, not realizing till then that Brad and Toni hadn’t discussed this.
He doesn’t have to quit Kafe Kablooie. It’s just that it’s easier for three adults to juggle their schedule around a child than two. If Tiffany can both work at Kablooie and attend college, TJ can both work and babysit. He wouldn’t have to do it every day, just whenever Brad and Toni have the same shift.
Also, you can’t bring a kid to a fire, but you can put a playpen in the corner of a restaurant kitchen. It wouldn’t cost that much for the DeGroots to put a baby-changing station in the men’s room as well as the women’s. The child might grow up to become a great chef!
The answer’s sitting right in front of them, babysitting Shannon. In communal households, there’s always somebody watching the kids.
That should have read, “A struggling family in an impoverished country.”
Except when they are. Most people don’t know when they’re dealing with slaves hidden in plain sight. At least it’s not legal! And human trafficking isn’t just about prostitution. It’s also about some restaurant dishwashers, domestic servants, farmworkers, factory workers, racetrack workers, and for some reason manicurists.
Here’s how it works. You tell a struggling family in an impoverished family that you’ve got a great job for their son or daughter in the USA, and you will even pay a fee for the right to take one child—money desperately needed to feed the other children, or get medical care for one of them, or something like that. So the parents say yes, and try not to think about what could possibly go wrong. They convince themselves that their kid’s going to get the opportunity of a lifetime.
The slaver seems legit at first. He will pay all of the fees and jump through all of the hoops to get the teenager a greencard and passport. But then, once they cross the border, he confiscates these and says the kid will have to earn them back, with unpaid labor. If they ask for help or otherwise fail to cooperate, they’re told, they will be exposed as illegal aliens and put in a notorious American prison. If that isn’t enough to scare them, they will be told that their family will suffer repercussions, too. Anything to make the slave docile.
Americans interact with slaves all the time without knowing that that’s what they are. Sometimes people even work side by side with them, not even knowing that their coworker isn’t getting paid.
Keep an eye out for irregularities. The clues are often there, but unnoticed because people don’t know to watch for them. If you have any reason to believe that somebody is not working voluntarily, or working unpaid, tell the police. Many a slave has been freed by somebody spotting something amiss. Spread the word.
I don’t think so anymore. It seems now that getting a free meal was the whole idea. And if she can poison the manager against Tiffany, that works with her games, too.
You’ve got a point, there.
I just looked it up, to be sure. You can’t kick someone out over their race, ethnicity, religion, disability, etc. You can kick them out for rudeness. To make her case, Ann would have to prove she was discriminated against. The best she could do would be to prove she was disabled by not having a heart, but I don’t think it would fly in court.
Also, she’s bluffing. Would Tom Farrell sue the place employing his daughter? Unless she’s testing her power over him…hmmm.